Following Glitch Noir - Datasifter Prelude is a trailer for the sequel, "The Rise of el Pelon" which tells the story of a futuristic private eye who, with the help of an A.I. that processes big data, tracks and unhinged killer through the murky neon streets of the Sprawl.
Director: Iain Marcks
USA, 18 min.
A cynical professional gamer's life is turned upside-down when he's forced to see the world in a different way.
SOME OF HER PARTS
Director: Abie Sidell
USA, 11 min.
When future medicine allows people to live past the human body's shelf life, a young woman visits her grandmother in the hospital and is forced to question the value of immortality when you still end up in a box.
HOW I GOT TO THE MOON BY SUBWAY
Director: Tyler Rabinowitz
USA, 13 min.
After being diagnosed with ALS, a curmudgeonly older man goes to the hospital with his partner to record his voice bank before he loses the ability to speak.
Director: Ryan Patch
USA, 11 min.
In the near future, a young social worker named travels to a small community to administer behavior-modifying 'patches' that guarantee happiness for the wearers.
TO BE FORGOTTEN
Director: Masa Gibson
USA, 25 min.
A recovering addict trying to erase the records of his past transgressions gets a call from mysterious company that claims it can help him be forgottennot only by the Internet, but by all the people that ever knew him and by the natural world itself.
Director: Ben Bigelow
In a suburban mansion, Martha sneaks into her sonís virtual reality chamber. Here, he wanders through a desert with extraordinary powers.The machine is intended as a psychiatric treatment, yet Marthaís trespass sets in motion a series of threatening events.
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Director: James Villeneuve
Canada, 11 min.
A man's life takes a dark turn when he accepts a ticket to board a giant space craft.
Director: Maria Hinterkoerner and Bernhard Weber
Austria, 12 min.
Vienna, near future. Every houshold is supported by a personal assistant robot called Synthia, built by techgiant ENYO. The robot is equipped with a neuronal network and has access to all electronic devices. Synthia listens, and she learns
Director: Iacopo Di Girolamo
UK, 14 min.
An expressionist nightmare in which an inventor and his colleague test the ëAutomatoní, a machine able to create things from nothing.
I WANT TO KILL: Black Comedy
Director: Dan Yadin
USA, 5 min.
I want to kill" is an unhinged, psychedelic romp through the bleak depths of space.
THE LAST OFFICE
US, 12 minutes
In an alternate 1940s, a switchboard operator must endlessly serve as the link between two worlds, connecting calls across the barrier line of life and death.One day, he fields a call from someone he knew in a past life.
INTO THE DARK
Director: Benjamin Berger
USA, 12 min.
In the wake of a widespread viral epidemic, two U.S. soldiers stranded during their mission must fight to survive while an old man and his ailing daughter, running low on food, wait to be rescued.
DESTROYER OF WORLDS
Director: Sam Dawes
UK, 44 min.
Arty, a precocious teenager, must reluctantly leave his life in 1954 behind when his father makes the most devastating discovery to date: Leap Theory